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First Republic Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Inc (NYSE:RQI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 32,456 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $390,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in RQI. Financial Advocates Investment Management bought a new stake in Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty during the 1st quarter worth approximately $218,000. Citadel Advisors LLC grew its position in Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty by 27.5% during the 1st quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 36,473 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $432,000 after acquiring an additional 7,865 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC grew its position in Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty by 52.6% during the 1st quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 51,417 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $609,000 after acquiring an additional 17,719 shares during the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC grew its position in Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty by 19.2% during the 1st quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 47,955 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $568,000 after acquiring an additional 7,727 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quad Cities Investment Group LLC bought a new stake in Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty during the 1st quarter worth approximately $730,000.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Virtus Investment Partners Inc  (NASDAQ:VRTS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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    Operator

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SEC BANCORP INC/SH SH (OTCMKTS:SCYT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sterling Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.17.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 1:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: PIMCO Municipal Income Fund(PMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Lavaca Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Pimco Municipal Income Fund in the fourth quarter worth about $36,000. Lindbrook Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Pimco Municipal Income Fund in the fourth quarter worth about $50,000. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. increased its position in Pimco Municipal Income Fund by 46.2% in the fourth quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 9,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares in the last quarter. Cito Capital Group LLC purchased a new stake in Pimco Municipal Income Fund in the fourth quarter worth about $126,000. Finally, GWM Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Pimco Municipal Income Fund in the fourth quarter worth about $131,000.

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Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Douglass]

    BofI (NASDAQ:BOFI) stock doesn’t fit anybody’s definition of “cheap.”

    To be more precise, it’s trading at 2.9 times tangible book value (TBV). That’s undeniably expensive for any bank; generally, you hope to see that ratio closer to 1.2 to 1.5 times TBV.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Bank of Internet (BOFI) , MGM Resorts (MGM) , Verizon (VZ) , Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Oracle (ORCL) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , PayPal (PYPL) , Raytheon (RTN) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Jason Hall]

    Internet-only bank BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOFI) reported its third-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings after market close on April 26, delivering a solid 27% increase in earnings per share. Book value per share increased 16.5% in the quarter, spurred higher by 15% growth of its loan portfolio. Deposits also grew an impressive total, up 17% in the quarter, providing BofI with the necessary cash to fund its loan growth. 

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The year was 1999 and “internet” stocks were all the rage. On opposite sides of the country, two banks — BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) and First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) — were both betting on a business model of asset-light internet banking. Nearly two decades later, one of these banks has grown into a $2.6 billion force to be contended with, while the other lags behind with a market cap of less than $350 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arizona State Retirement System cut its stake in shares of BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOFI) by 7.7% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 80,078 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,672 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in BofI were worth $3,276,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bank of South Carolina Corp.(BKSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Bank of SC (NASDAQ:BKSC) has been trending neutral on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Bank of SC earned a media sentiment score of 0.45 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the bank an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

I own roughly 30 stocks in my personal portfolio, but there are some I bought because I think they’re currently undervalued — not necessarily because I think I’ll hold them forever.

On the other hand, there are a few stocks in my portfolio that I could see myself holding throughout the rest of my career, throughout my retirement, and eventually passing on to my children. I’m not even 40 yet, so that’s quite a long time horizon. And while I’m not necessarily committing to holding these stocks forever, here’s why Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), Public Storage (NYSE:PSA), and AT&T (NYSE:T) could be core components of my portfolio for decades to come.

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I’m happy to let the greatest investor of all time take the reins with my money

Berkshire Hathaway was one of the first stocks I ever bought in my retirement account and it remains a staple of my portfolio today. The Warren Buffett-led conglomerate owns a collection of more than 60 subsidiary businesses and also has a huge stock portfolio with major investments in companies like Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, and more. In fact, because of the diverse nature of Berkshire’s business, I’ve said that if I could only own one stock, that would be it.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: HMS Holdings Corp(HMSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its position in shares of HMS Holdings (NASDAQ:HMSY) by 40.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,007,174 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 292,456 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned approximately 1.21% of HMS worth $16,961,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its stake in shares of HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) by 344.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 6,200 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in HMS were worth $173,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc(AUPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH), a clinical-stage biotech, are on the rise following the company’s first-quarter earnings report. Plans to expand voclosporin, the company’s lupus candidate, to a much larger indication inspired investors to push the shares 10.2% higher as of 1:03 p.m. Monday.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH), a biotechnology company developing an experimental new lupus therapy, rose 16.8% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Analyst attention following an important step forward for the company’s lead candidate pushed the stock higher.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That statement comes to mind when I think about Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH). The potential for the clinical-stage biotech appears to be so great that getting greedy with the stock is tempting. 

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) jumped 11% in May, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the biotech said it plans to test voclosporin, its only drug candidate, for additional diseases.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company(CTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bridgestone (OTCMKTS: BRDCY) and Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Longbow Research.

    Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Westpark Capital. The firm currently has a $6.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We view these developments very favorably as a hit TV Series will drive merchandise sales. We lower our $PT to $6 from $7, to reflect timing of revenue recognitions being pushed to F’19. We maintain our Outperform rating on GNUS.””

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE:CTB) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Cooper Tire & Rubber in a report released on Tuesday, February 19th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Jordan now anticipates that the company will earn $0.32 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.37. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Cooper Tire & Rubber’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.85 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.72 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $1.06 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE:CTB) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group cut their Q2 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Cooper Tire & Rubber in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, August 6th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Jordan now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.70.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE: CTB) and Bridgestone (OTCMKTS:BRDCY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gamco Investors INC. ET AL lowered its holdings in Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) by 14.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 93,700 shares of the company’s stock after selling 15,500 shares during the quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL owned about 0.19% of Cooper Tire & Rubber worth $2,745,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust(IQI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laurion Capital Management LP increased its stake in Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IQI) by 157.4% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 111,867 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 68,404 shares during the quarter. Laurion Capital Management LP’s holdings in Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust were worth $1,333,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IQI) has been trending positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust earned a news impact score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.8100034187875 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IQI) announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, October 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.0574 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.69 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.14%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 15th.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Franks International (NYSE: NOA) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    North American Energy Partners Inc  (NYSE:NOA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ: TUSK) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) and National Energy Services (NASDAQ:NESR) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    North American Construction Group (TSE:NOA) (NYSE:NOA) had its price objective boosted by Canaccord Genuity from C$11.00 to C$14.00 in a research note released on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. North American Construction Group earned a news impact score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0166679067395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: icad inc.(ICAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    iCAD (NASDAQ:ICAD) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The technology company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.06, Bloomberg Earnings reports. iCAD had a negative net margin of 61.83% and a negative return on equity of 59.65%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Radian Group Inc.(RDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

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    Some weeks (like this one), I’ve never even heard of the company flashing the best-looking “buy” or “sell” signal. To me, that means my process is sound. Stocks of little-known companies can deliver large gains when a catalyst brings the company to the attention of traders — which is the exact scenario that should play out in Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) over the next few weeks. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Radian Group Inc (NYSE:RDN) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $22.78.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raiden Network Token (CURRENCY:RDN) traded up 6.6% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on September 30th. Raiden Network Token has a total market cap of $24.06 million and approximately $221,978.00 worth of Raiden Network Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Raiden Network Token has traded down 2% against the dollar. One Raiden Network Token token can currently be bought for $0.48 or 0.00007261 BTC on popular exchanges including Bibox, Kyber Network, LATOKEN and DDEX.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: MGM Resorts International(MGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    While MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) has a much smaller presence in Macau, generating only 20% of its revenue so far this year and 16% of its adjusted property EBITDA, it gives the world-class resort operator geographic diversity and serves as a buffer to the ups and downs of the Las Vegas market. It also generates some $2 billion in annual revenue.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Although estimates of just how lucrative the Japanese casino market could become have trended lower as the reality of legalization has moved steadily forward — initially it was estimated to be worth some $40 billion, but analysts now peg it closer to $15 billion — it would still be worthwhile for Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), and Melco Resorts & Entertainment (NASDAQ:MLCO) to spend the $10 billion or more they’ve pledged should they win one of the licenses.

  • [By ]

    Cramer said that Everi (EVRI) has been a roller coaster and is too risky for most investors. He recommended his favorite in the casino space, MGM Resorts (MGM) .

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) is under pressure from all sides. Between its building boom that constrained operating profits last year and the slowdown in Las Vegas, MGM’s biggest market, the casino operator lost more than 25% of its value in 2018. However, activist investors are starting to see an opportunity.

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    Stochastic Oscillator Analysis for Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) (oracleexaminer.com) Stocks Buzz- MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE:DAR) (journalfinance.net) Fast-Moving Stocks: Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO), Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), Casa Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ … (thestreetpoint.com) Solarflare and LDA Technologies Racing to near Zero Latency, Achieve 120 Nanosecond CME Tick-To-Trade Network Latency (markets.financialcontent.com) What 20-Day Moving Average Analysis say about Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX)? (oracleexaminer.com)

    Several research firms have recently commented on XLNX. JPMorgan Chase upped their target price on Xilinx from $68.00 to $70.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $74.00 target price (up previously from $69.00) on shares of Xilinx in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. SunTrust Banks upped their target price on Xilinx to $79.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Macquarie decreased their target price on Xilinx from $75.00 to $72.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Wells Fargo upped their target price on Xilinx from $66.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $73.20.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc.(SGL)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    SGL Carbon (ETR:SGL) received a €14.00 ($16.28) target price from analysts at Baader Bank in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Baader Bank’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 35.27% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Strategic Global Income Fund (NYSE:SGL) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Strategic Global Income Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9423274211809 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Head to Head Analysis: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) & Kearny Financial (KRNY) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) versus Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) (americanbankingnews.com) The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Kforce, Burlington Stores, Brookline Bancorp, Federated National Holding and Salem Media Group (finance.yahoo.com) Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) vs. Charter Financial (CHFN) Critical Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.17.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SEC BANCORP INC/SH SH (OTCMKTS:SCYT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sterling Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

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Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 18.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,983,735 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 307,297 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 0.61% of First Horizon National worth $35,390,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Capital Advantage Inc. purchased a new stake in First Horizon National in the second quarter valued at $100,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. lifted its position in First Horizon National by 91.8% in the first quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 7,615 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $143,000 after acquiring an additional 3,644 shares during the last quarter. Twin Tree Management LP purchased a new stake in First Horizon National in the first quarter valued at $177,000. Timber Hill LLC purchased a new stake in First Horizon National in the first quarter valued at $192,000. Finally, Hartford Investment Management Co. purchased a new stake in First Horizon National in the second quarter valued at $187,000. 85.90% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Head to Head Analysis: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) & Kearny Financial (KRNY) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) versus Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) (americanbankingnews.com) The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Kforce, Burlington Stores, Brookline Bancorp, Federated National Holding and Salem Media Group (finance.yahoo.com) Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) vs. Charter Financial (CHFN) Critical Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.17.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray upped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Brookline Bancorp in a research report issued on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Breese now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.27. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $16.50 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Brookline Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Atlantic Coast Federal Corporation(ACFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Atlantic Coast Financial (NASDAQ: ACFC) and People’s United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: QCR Holdings Inc.(QCRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of QCR (NASDAQ:QCRH) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of QCR from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. QCR has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $53.60.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    QCR (NASDAQ: QCRH) and Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on QCR (QCRH)

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    QCR Holdings (NASDAQ:QCRH) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 20, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.60.

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Manulife (TSE:MFC) (NYSE:MFC) – Investment analysts at National Bank Financial lowered their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Manulife in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. National Bank Financial analyst G. Dechaine now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.66 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.67. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $31.00 target price on the stock.

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Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on MFC. TD Securities raised their target price on shares of Manulife from C$28.00 to C$30.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Barclays raised their target price on shares of Manulife from C$30.00 to C$31.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Scotiabank decreased their target price on shares of Manulife from C$31.00 to C$30.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Desjardins cut their price target on Manulife from C$30.00 to C$28.00 in a report on Thursday, April 12th. Finally, CIBC raised Manulife from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the company from C$28.00 to C$29.00 in a report on Friday. Six analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Manulife presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$30.00.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8699493506664 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Bank of Internet (BOFI) , MGM Resorts (MGM) , Verizon (VZ) , Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Oracle (ORCL) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , PayPal (PYPL) , Raytheon (RTN) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

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    Bank of Internet (BOFI) : “I would hold that. I do like the major banks more right here.”

    Melco Resorts (MLCO) : “No, no, I like MGM Resorts (MGM) .”

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    Below, three Fool.com investors make the case for adding shares of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), BofI Holding(NASDAQ:BOFI), and Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to your portfolio.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray upped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Brookline Bancorp in a research report issued on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Breese now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.27. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $16.50 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Brookline Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Memberships and Peers: PBCT is a member of the S&P 500 and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers Index. The company’s peer group includes: Bank of America Corporation (BAC) with a 0.3% yield, Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (BRKL) with a 3.7% yield and Westfield Financial Inc. (WFD) with a 3.5% yield.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Barclays PLC(BCS)

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    Investors are becoming increasingly bullish about BTC, as financial institutions like Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) become more interested in entering the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Some of this sentiment has been fueled by optimism that UK investment bank Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) is looking to open a cryptocurrency trading desk in the months ahead.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    The underwriting syndicate is large and star-studded. It is led by Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), JPMorgan Chase’s(NYSE:JPM)J.P. Morgan Securities, Barclays (NYSE: BCS) Capital, and Citigroup (NYSE: C) Global Markets.

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    Banco Santander (SAN) : “I prefer Barclays (BCS) , but let’s wait and see what the other banks have to say”

    ProLogis (PLD) : “I am not a fan of that group right now, but that one is best of breed.”

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is teaming up with investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to develop and launch a new co-branded credit card next year, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. This would replace the tech giant’s current partnership with Barclays (NYSE:BCS), and would be issued under the Apple Pay brand name.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

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Advisors and their firms know they have to “work smarter” online. At a social media conference Thursday in San Francisco sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, leaders in the technology and financial industries came together to learn what that means in concrete terms.

More than 100 participants heard opening remarks by Hearsay Systems CEO Clara Shih, who remains upbeat but clear on the acute challenges faced by advisors today.

“Nearly 2 billion people are active on Facebook,” Shih said.

“High-net-worth investors spend more time on social media” than others, she adds. “The more wealth an individual has, they more time they spend on social media. There is a positive correlation.”

Portfolios will be based on ETFs made by Vanguard and others; Bank of America also introduces automated branches.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Investing in commodity-based ETFs (exchange-traded funds) or ETNs (exchange-traded notes) is a great way to gain exposure to a specific commodity, like corn (NYSE Arca: CORN), livestock (NYSE Arca: COW), or grains (NYSE Arca: GRU).

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Investors looking to set up a pair trade to capitalize on the divergent paths of U.S. and European banks should consider going long the iShares Dow Jones US Financial (ETF) (NYSE: IYF) and short the Ishares MSCI Europe Fincls Sctr Indx Fd (NASDAQ: EUFN).

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Old Second Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: OSBC).

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Lendingtree Inc (NASDAQ: TREE) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $212.90. LendingTree reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.90 per share on sales of $152.8 million. The company also raised its FY17 outlook.

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    Coming up on this episode of Mad Money: Cramer interviews United Technologies (UTX) CEO Greg Hayes; and Doug Lebda, CEO of LendingTree (TREE) . Plus, don’t miss the Lightning Round. Which stocks is Cramer bullish on?

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Many of the sponsors of Bill O’Reilly’s Fox show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” have cancelled ads in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. However, two mainstream advertisers continue to support O’Reilly online via ads on his Bill O’Reilly website. Based on observations over the past 24 hours, these include LendingTree Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) and the Hefty division of Reynolds Consumer Products.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Memberships and Peers: PBCT is a member of the S&P 500 and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers Index. The company’s peer group includes: Bank of America Corporation (BAC) with a 0.3% yield, Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (BRKL) with a 3.7% yield and Westfield Financial Inc. (WFD) with a 3.5% yield.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion before the opening bell. Dr Pepper Snapple shares fell 0.07 percent to close at $93.49 on Monday.
    Analysts expect American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG) to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $12.87 billion after the closing bell. AIG shares gained 0.38 percent to $66.39 in after-hours trading.
    Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) reported in-line earnings for its fourth quarter, while sales missed expectations. Flowers Foods shares fell 1.87 percent to $20.45 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Diebold Nixdorf Inc (NYSE: DBD) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $1.31 billion. Diebold Nixdorf shares slipped 0.73 percent to close at $27.20 on Monday.

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  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    BMO’s Charles Sebaski explains why he upgraded American International Group (AIG) to Outperform from market Perform:

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    AIG has been trading at discount to its tangible book given its mid-single digit return profile; however, we expect AIGs valuation to keep increasing with its improving return profile. We are now forecasting AIG to generate a 9.9% operating return on tangible common equity (ROtE) in 2018, which would be a 450 bp improvement from 2016. A double-digit return profile warrants the 1x multiple that we are applying to its tangible book value per share. While we expect AIGs return profile to benefit from lower taxes, we also expect the companys life and retirement business to improve from the rising interest rates as those spread businesses are more interest rate sensitive than the P&C business. That said, we expect continued improvement on both the loss and expense sides of the P&C as contributing factors to the ROtE improve.

    BMO also upgraded Arch Capital Group (ACGL), Brown & Brown (BRO), and Travelers (TRV).

    Shares of American International Group have declined 0.4% to $65.60 at 3:36 p.m. today, whileArch Capital Group has gained 2% to $87.90,Brown & Brown has advanced 0.5% to $44.65, andTravelers has risen 1.3% to $120.79.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    American International Group (AIG) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after its earnings fell well short of the Street consensus.

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    AIG dropped 8.9% to $60.85 today, while the S&P 500 gained 0.5% to 2,349.25.

    Yes, AIG’s earnings were bad. It reported an operating loss of $2.72 a share, missing forecasts for a profit of 42 cents, according to Bloomberg. And it didn’t help that John Paulson’s Paulson & Co. cut its stake in the insurer.

    You’ll notice the forecast is different than what it was in my earlier post on AIG–and an AIG spokesperson even reached out to tell me that the consensus, at least according to FactSet, should had been for a loss of 61 cents a share. Why the confusion? RBC’s Mark Dwelle and Scott Heleniak have your answer:

    In reporting results AIG has recast all of its business segments, transferring various pieces to a Legacy unit, reallocating corporate expenses and net investment income as well as making some changes as to what is included within operating income, the most notable of which is that loss reserve discount effects in U.S. Commercial Insurance (and the Legacy unit) are now excluded from Operating Income. Accordingly, comparisons to prior reported results, and to some extent our 4Q16 estimates, require some reconciliation.

    Macquarie’sAmit Kumar considers the bull and bear cases on AIG:

    On 2/14, after market close, AIG reported a Q4 operating loss of $2.72 per share vs. our estimate of a $0.52 loss and street consensus of a $0.54 loss. Results are not directly comparable to street consensus due to lack of unanimity in terms of reserve adjustment estimates. Results included a higher than estimated $5.6 billion or $3.56/share of adverse development. The company had previously announced the possibility of a material reserve charge in the quarter. The bulls on the stock would note that this quar